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In a series of fourteen letters widely published in late 1767 and early 1768, John Dickinson counsels leaders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on the economic folly and unconstitutionality of new British revenue laws that ignore the rights of Englishmen living in the American Colonies.
Topics: Dickinson College, John Dickinson
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Having traveled several times to the sub-continent as a supervisor of Methodist missions abroad, Bishop John F. Hurst, a talented and diligent observer and student, provides a detailed view of India and Ceylon in the later nineteenth century.
Topics: John F. Hurst, Travel, India, Ceylon, Dickinson College
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Wilbur Siebert, professor at Ohio State University, presents a history of the Underground Railroad based on his years of research on the American anti-slavery movement.
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by William Still
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William Still, clerk for the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society for fourteen years, publishes an account of the Underground Railroad based on his personal notes.
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In this full biography of John Brown, Richard J. Hinton also includes substantial information on many of Brown’s fellow Harper’s Ferry raiders.
Topics: Richard J. Hinton, John Brown, Harper's Ferry, Dickinson College
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Frederick Douglass recounts his personal experiences as a slave.
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by William O. Blake
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The book is a detailed account of the origins of slavery in ancient history through the introduction of Christian slavery to North Africa, the African slave trade from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Middle Passage, and slavery in the West Indies to the nineteenth century. The book focuses a large portion to the modern American era of slavery which deals with issues of the government and the Constitution, focusing on the annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, the Missouri...
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by Charles Coleman Sellers
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Note: Click here to view an updated version of this item Charles C. Sellers, retired librarian and curator of special collections, authors a history of Dickinson College in celebration of its bicentennial.
Topic: Charles Coleman Sellers, Education, Dickinson College
Charles Ball, who endured many hardships as a slave and as a fugitive on his journey to freedom, tells his personal story with the assistance of a Mr. Fisher.
Topics: Charles Ball, Slavery, Fugitive Slave, Slave Narrative, Dickinson College
Dr. Robert C. Smedley authors an account (published posthumously) of Underground Railroad operations in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Topics: Robert C. Smedley, Underground Railroad, Pennsylvania, Slavery, Fugitive Slaves, Dickinson College
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by Society of American Indians, Richard Henry Pratt
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This issue of the American Indian Magazine, which is edited by Gertrude Bonnin, includes two articles by Richard Henry Pratt.
Topics: Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Dickinson College, Society of American...
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Moncure Conway reflects on his 1883-84 journey across the United States, then across the Pacific to lecture in Australia, and finally through Asia, to study the manifestations of the non-Christian religions.
Topics: Moncure Conway, Australia, Asia, Travel, Dickinson College
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Coach Wilber J. Gobrecht's history of football at Dickinson College from 1885 to 1969.
Topics: Dickinson College, Football, Red Devils, Wilbur J. Gobrecht
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Frederick Law Olmstead offers an examination of American slavery and includes information on the particular social and economic customs of the South.
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James Buchanan outlines the development of the great crisis that culminated in the outbreak of the Civil War at the end of his presidency. He places the polarizing issue of slavery at the center of turmoil, commenting on decades of hardening views on both sides and a growing reluctance against compromise.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan, Civil War, Slavery
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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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This book shows how true incidents were the catalyst in creating the fictional work of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe illustrates the inspirations behind the characters of Mr. Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby, George Harris, Eliza, Miss Ophelia, Marie St. Clare, Legree, Topsy, etc. She uses actual letters, graphs, newspaper advertisements, newspaper articles, court cases and historical events as among the few of her primary and secondary resources.
Topics: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Slavery, Dickinson College
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Coach Wilber J. Gobrecht's history of men's track and field at Dickinson College from 1899 to 1996.
Topics: Dickinson College, Track and Field, Red Devils, Wilbur J. Gobrecht
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by John F. Hurst
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Methodist Bishop John F. Hurst, at the height of his prodigious publishing powers, combines five earlier segmented histories of the Christian Church into a comprehensive volume.
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Jesse Bowman Young provides a comprehensive account of the Battle of Gettysburg where he himself fought as a young officer fifty years earlier. This work is particularly valuable for its many biographical sketches of officers and for the copious statistics it provides.
Topics: Dickinson College, Jesse Bowman Young, Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
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In his Winsor Prize winning work, Edward R. Turner aims to provide a “complete account of the legal, social, and economic history of the Pennsylvania negro in his rise from slavery to freedom.”
Topics: Edward Raymond Turner, Slavery, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania
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Journalist Franklin B. Sanborn offers a biographical account of his friend John Brown, and includes in his work correspondence between Brown and other prominent figures of his time.
Topics: Franklin B. Sanborn, John Brown, Harper's Ferry, Dickinson College
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Benjamin Rush compiles his observations of many years, drawn from his own study and that of others, outlining one of the first descriptions and treatments for psychiatric disorders in American medicine.
Topics: Dickinson College, Benjamin Rush, Medicine
The Hamilton library Association published this document written by Richard Henry Pratt.
Topics: Richard Henry Pratt, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College
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In a critique of abolitionism that started as a letter to Angelina Grimké, Catharine Beecher argues that, because of the violence generated by the anti-slavery movement, women should not become involved.
Topics: Angelina Grimké, Slavery, Women, Abolitionism, Dickinson College
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by Lysander Spooner
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Lysander Spooner uses legal interpretation and the rule of natural law to argue that slavery is not specifically permitted by the Constitution of the United States.
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Ebenezer Denny gives an account of his decade and a half in uniform, from his Revolutionary War service on through the early years of the new United States. This edited volume includes a large selection of Denny's letters and also contains his glossary of Shawnee and Delaware tribal languages.
Topics: Dickinson College, Ebenezer Denny, Revolutionary War
Jesse Bowman Young offers a thinly disguised account of his own experiences as a teenaged soldier and officer serving in a wide range of campaigns of the American Civil War, including Fort Donelson, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Topics: Dickinson College, Jesse Bowman Young, Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg
John Dickinson pens two series of letters under the pseudonym "Fabius." The first series appears in 1788, to rally support for the ratification of the new United States Constitution. In the second series, written in 1797, Dickinson comments with alarm on the deteriorating relations with France.
Topics: John Dickinson, Dickinson College, Constitution
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by Buchanan, James
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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by Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass offers an autobiographical account of his life both as a slave and later as a free man.
Topics: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Fugitive Slave, Autobiography, Dickinson College
In 1793, Philadelphia suffers a catastrophic yellow fever epidemic. Drawing from his notes made during his own medical service, Benjamin Rush describes the course and effects of the epidemic and posits possible causes and cures of the disease.
Topics: Dickinson College, Benjamin Rush
Presented here are many of the writings of the famous "Penman of the Revolution," gathered and edited by unknown friends, to trace specifically the role of John Dickinson's ideas and words in the struggle for American independence.
Topics: Dickinson College, John Dickinson
Olive Gilbert relates the personal experiences of Sojourner Truth, from her early life as a slave in New York to her adult life and her active role as an abolitionist.
Topics: Olive Gilbert, Sojourner Truth, Slavery, Dickinson College, abolitionist
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by William Channing
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William Channing describes slaveholding as evil, but he also explains that armed conflict is not the appropriate means toward ending slavery.
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by Embe, Marianna Burgess
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Stiya: A Carlisle Indian Girl at Home: founded on the author's actual observations. By Embe [Marianna Burgess]
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John Campbell argues that, based on historical evidence, Caucasians are superior to those of African descent.
Topics: John Campbell, Dickinson College, Slavery
James Wilson, the first professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, presents a multi-volume collection of his law lectures.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Wilson
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by Jonathan Blanchard, Nathan Lewis Rice
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A debate on slavery between Rev. Jonathan Blanchard, Pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, arguing for the abolitionist movement that the relation of slavery is sinful, and Nathan Lewis Rice, D.D. Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, arguing that it is not.
Topics: Jonathan Blanchard, Nathan Lewis Rice, Presbyterian Church, Slavery, Dickinson College
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Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards the end of his eventful days.
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The second volume in Ralph Wallace White's A Family Chronicle: The Story of Charles Nisbet and His Descendants
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In 1798, Benjamin Rush collects twenty-five of his previous writings and republishes them in a single volume. The essays range in topic from education and crime and punishment to tobacco use and the slave trade.
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by Buchanan, James
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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George Baylor, at first with the 2nd Virginia Infantry and later with the 12th Virginia Cavalry, recounts his four years of service during the Civil War, including his time as a prisoner of war and as commander of his own cavalry unit.
Topics: George Baylor, Civil War, Dickinson College
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan
James Wilson, the first professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, presents a multi-volume collection of his law lectures.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Wilson
In four letters first published in a Manchester, England newspaper, Thomas Cooper writes about the evils of the African Slave Trade.
Topics: Thomas Cooper, Slavery, Dickinson College
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by Charles Nisbet, Robert Duncan
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Manuscript of 6 addresses delivered by Charles Nisbet to the students of Dickinson College and Transcribed by John Young, class of 1788.     1st commencement, Sept. 26, 1787 2nd commencement, May 7, 1788 after vacation May 13, 1787, Oct., 1787, and June 19, 1788 3rd commencement, June 2, 1789 Also includes a valedictory address by Robert Duncan from the 1st commencement, 1787.
Topics: Charles Nisbet, Dickinson College, Education, John Young, Robert Duncan
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by Richard Henry Pratt
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Richard Henry Pratt's address before the Pennsylvania Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, at the Union League, Philadelphia on October 23, 1912. This is also supplemented by Pratt's address to the Society of American Indians at their annual convention, in Columbus, Ohio, on October 5, 1912.
Topics: Richard Henry Pratt, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle Indian School, Dickinson College
Representing the convention, Angelina Grimké presents a call to action for women to battle against the injustices of slavery.
Topics: Angelina Grimké, Slavery, Women, Dickinson College
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by James Baker
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Looking at the problem of slavery after John Brown’s raid, James Baker discusses the different options for freeing slaves as well as the hardships faced by freedmen.
Topics: James Baker, John Brown, Harper's Ferry, Slavery, Freedmen, Dickinson College
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by Marion McDougall
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Marion McDougall offers an historical account of fugitive slaves by compiling individual stories and noted legal cases.
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by George Fitzhugh
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Using examples from capitalist societies, George Fitzhugh argues that slavery is a less oppressive and more desirable form of labor.
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Hinton Helper, a Southerner, suggests that slavery is leading to the economic downfall of the South and that abolition is necessary in order to become commercially competitive.
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Senator Charles Sumner speaks against the expansion of slavery into the Western Territories of the United States.
Topics: Charles Sumner, Slavery, Senate, United States, Dickinson College
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Abolitionist Theodore Weld, with the assistance of the American Anti-Slavery Society, publishes a compendium of slavery accounts drawn primarily from newspapers and other printed sources.
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James H. Morgan, alumnus and former president of Dickinson College, authors a history of his alma mater in celebration of its sesquicentennial.
Topics: James Henry Morgan, Education, Dickinson College
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by David Forbes
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Writing nearly fifty years later, David Forbes recounts the events surrounding the Christiana Riot in Pennsylvania.
Topics: David Forbes, Christiana Riot, Fugitive Slaves, Slavery, Dickinson College
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by John Fletcher Hurst
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John F. Hurst, the young Methodist pastor, recounts his years in northern Germany between 1866 and 1871 where he served as a theological tutor, and later director, in the Methodist Mission Institute there.
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by Theodore D. Weld
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The Bible Against Slavery uses the differences between the context of ancient Israel and the context of then modern-day America to denounce the practice of slavery. Through passages from the Bible and much comparison to the Canaanites, Weld argues the politics of religion in the direction of Abolition.
Topics: Theodore D. Weld, Bible, Slavery, Dickinson College
Presented here are many of the writings of the famous "Penman of the Revolution," gathered and edited by unknown friends, to trace specifically the role of John Dickinson's ideas and words in the struggle for American independence.
Topics: Dickinson College, John Dickinson
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by James Buchanan
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan, Civil War
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John Henry Hopkins, a Northern supporter of slavery, defends slavery as the will, and law, of God. He does not explain how slavery might be abolished without breaking the law of God, but he does acknowledge the possibility of Abolition.
Topics: John Henry Hopkins, Slavery, Abolition, Dickinson College
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Immediately following the American Civil War, James Fowler Rusling was ordered to make a tour of western military outposts. Ten years later, he wrote a comprehensive account of his journey. His observations provide a valuable look at the economics, culture, and politics of a continent on the verge of great change.
Topics: James Fowler Rusling, Travel, Dickinson College
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by James Buchanan, John Bassett Moore
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Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
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Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards the end of his eventful days.
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James J. Robbins, working from the notes of court reporters Arthur Cannon and Samuel Dalrymple, recounts the trial of Castner Hanway, who stood accused for his involvement in the Christiana Riot.
Topics: James J. Robbins, Castner Hanway, Christiana Riot, Fugitive Slaves, Slavery, Dickinson College
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George Crooks weaves together the life of a Methodist pastor, educator, and advocate of emancipation with words drawn from his journals and letters. This biography follows John McClintock's life chronologically and outlines in detail such pivotal personal events as the 1847 "McClintock Riot" in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Topics: Dickinson College, John McClintock, George R. Crooks
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by Rushmore G. Horton
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Published during the 1856 election year, this book by Rushmore G. Horton details the life and political career of presidential candidate James Buchanan.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Buchanan
James Wilson, the first professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, presents a multi-volume collection of his law lectures.
Topics: Dickinson College, James Wilson
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Two days after joining the faculty of Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper delivers an exhaustive lecture on chemistry before the students and the Board of Trustees. This lecture is probably among the earliest of its kind published in America.
Topics: Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper, Education
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Nehemiah Adams, a Northerner, recounts his impressions of slavery and Southern life acquired during his visit to the South.
Topics: Nehemiah Adams, South, Travel, Slavery, Dickinson College
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by Wilbur J. Gobrecht
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Wilbur J. Gobrecht's history of basketball at Dickinson between 1899 and 1985.
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Samuel Blanchard How, in support of southern congregation applications to join, gives an address before the 1855 General Synod of the German Reformed Church defending slavery. This second edition contains that address, further arguments, and retorts to hostile responses.
Topics: Dickinson College, Samuel Blanchard How, Slavery
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by James Redpath
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In this biography published shortly after the execution of John Brown, James Redpath recounts the life of the leader of the famed Harpers Ferry raid.
Topics: James Redpath, John Brown, Harpers Ferry Raid, Slavery, Dickinson College